Fantasy Comic League: March 2016

The All-New, All-Different Avengers assembled for Brian and delivered him his second straight victory. Johnny continued his slow crawl up the ladder and Lash remained in the cellar. Shaun’s unorthodox approach to the draft earned him third place and introduced Howard the Duck and Adam Warlock to the league. The rookies only managed 15 points between the…

Fantasy Comic League: February 2016

Johnny triumphant! Not really, but it had been a full year, since February 2015, since he placed higher than last in the Fantasy Comic League. Spider-Man’s league-leading, twenty-point month netted Johnny a third place finish and slightly edged out Lash’s team by one point. Lash retained three-quarters of his January-winning team and secured the same number of overall points,…

Episode 58 – Awakening Marvel’s Secret Wars

The Mixed Marvel Arts Podcast goes to war! Brian negatively dwells on recent, tragic events in the real world, while Shaun attempts to be more of an optimist and believes “Everything Lives!” The duo respectively embody the dark and the light; Brian’s Dr. Doom/Kylo Ren to Shaun’s Reed Richards/Finn. But both agree that Marvel’s Secret Wars comic event…

Secret Wars Review: Recap and Ruin (Part One of Three)

Sometime during Jonathan Hickman’s ambitious three year Avengers’ epic, arguably seven years if you include his Fantastic Four run, a term emerged among his fans; “In Hickman, We Trust.” Hickman, notorious for his grand plans and often criticized for slowly unraveling them, asked Marvel and their readers to put their faith in him. Marvel did…

Fantasy Comic League: December 2015

The final season of the 2015 Fantasy Comic League ended in a tight race. Shaun and Brian tied for the most points in December, but Spider-Man decimated the other heroes by scoring 27 points while appearing in league-leading nine comics. Spidey’s heroic effort gave Shaun the overall win thanks to the tiebreaker rules implemented at the start of the…

Fantasy Comic League: November 2015

In the month of November, Shaun overhauled his team and capitalized on Marvel’s All-New, All-Different campaign by drafting the All-New, All-Different Thor, Captain America and Wolverine. X-23 tied for the most monthly points in her first appearance while using her new guise and moniker. Iron Man tied the clawed-mutant’s point total and helped Lash land a second place finish. Brian drafted the wrong…

Fantasy Comic League: October 2015

A new season of the Fantasy Comic League begins. This round introduces a fourth participant, @dirtylash, and closely reflects Marvel’s All-New, All-Different marketing campaign. Squirrel Girl heads up the new additions to the league and her 11 points help Brian secure a first place finish. Spider-Man, and his 16 points in six appearances, proves why he…

Episode 54 – Marvel and Chill

The Mixed Marvel Arts Podcast chills on its couch and enjoys the return of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Brian and Shaun welcome the return of fall television, including Rick and Morty, South Park and Gotham. A new season of the Fantasy Comic League kicks off with a new, fourth participant and the duo unveil the starting teams.…

Episode 52 – There Can Be Only Forty-Five

The Mixed Marvel Arts Podcast finishes the final month of the Fantasy Comic League and the results may surprise you. Secret Wars jumbles up the league’s heroes, effecting the points, but Shaun nevertheless taunts Brian about Cyclops’ fate in the event. The duo also discusses the preview of the first 45 All-New, All-Different Marvel comics…